Listen 2 Life Hearing Centers

Gift of Hearing Program

Mission Statement

  • To provide the highest quality audiological healthcare to our patients through comprehensive diagnostics, counseling, and ongoing specialty training by our doctors of audiology.
  • To serve our community by providing educational events to promote better hearing across the lifespan for every patient.

What is the Gift of Hearing at Listen 2 Life?

Listen 2 Life is proud to present our Gift of Hearing Program. At L2L, we believe that cost shouldn’t be a barrier for less fortunate patients to be able to treat their hearing loss. This program is designed to help those in our immediate community to be professionally fitted with hearing devices, including long-term aftercare for those devices. Community outreach is one core factor of our mission statement and we want to be able to help all of our patients meet their needs.

How does the program work?

Listen 2 Life’s Gift of Hearing is supported by current patients who have generously donated their hearing devices to be completely refurbished and warranted for those who cannot afford the cost of hearing care. We will complete a diagnostic hearing evaluation on the recipient as well as a lifestyle assessment. The patient would then be fitted with devices to begin a 1–month trial period. During this trial, the patient will be seen weekly to fine-tune the instruments and learn more about care and maintenance. Once the trial period is completed, the patient will graduate to a routine cleaning schedule in which they’ll be seen at a minimum of every 6 months. All of these appointments are covered under our lifetime aftercare plan included with their fitting.

Who is eligible?

Patient awardees may qualify if they have a household income that is no greater than 200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines, receive Pennsylvania Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), are eligible for Medicaid or PA access benefits, or are recipients of Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP).

Why do we provide this as a service?

What keeps a community thriving is its members remaining active. One severe consequence of hearing loss is social isolation, and it is something that can be prevented by treating the underlying condition. The stigma associated with hearing loss is a huge barrier to treatment in addition to the cost, and we want to provide devices that patients can be proud to utilize. Those with untreated hearing loss can make up to $30,000 less than their peers who pursue hearing loss treatment and are more likely to remain employed and have better job performance. When a patient is able to hear clearly and interact more easily with their peers and loved ones, they are less likely to be socially isolated and live their lives to the fullest.